Just the Basics

Learn how to communicate with your dog in our introductory adult obedience class! This class covers the training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking, among other important topics. 

The first class of the 5-week series is an orientation for guardians only--please leave your dog at home. Training with your dog will begin in class two. This class is appropriate for dogs of all sizes. (We also offer a small-dog-only obedience class, Just the Small Basics.)

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks. Please note: First class is a mandatory orientation for humans only--no dogs, please.

Fee: $175 (If your dog was adopted from a shelter or 501(c)(3) rescue group, the fee is $150)

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be 5 months of age or older, able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger, and able to work safely around people and other dogs on leash. (If your dog is between 4 and 9 months old, please look at our Adolescent Manners class.) You are highly encouraged to attend our free seminar, New Dog 101, prior to this class.

Location: Most classes take place at 243 Alabama Street

Class includes: Handbook, Homework and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 8-10 students


Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesdays, October 13 - November 10, 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Sorry, registration is now closed.
  • Tuesdays, October 13 - November 10, 7:30 - 8:30 pm with Michelle: Sorry, registration is now closed.
  • Mondays, October 19 - November 16, 6:15 - 7:15 pm with Shoshi: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Sundays, November 1 - December 6 (skips Nov. 29), 2:30 - 3:30 pm with Michelle: Section is full, only 3 wait list seats remaining.
  • Saturdays, November 14 - December 19 (skips Nov. 28), 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Kimberlee: Register now.
  • Mondays, November 23 - December 21, 6:15 - 7:15 pm: Register now.

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